Harry Brown (2010) Part punk-drab British art-house portrait of underclass despair, part bloody vigilante pic, Harry Brown is shakily held together by industrial-strength sound design and the expertly… 2010-04-30 R PT102M Drama Mystery and Thriller Michael Caine Emily Mortimer Charlie Creed-Miles Samuel Goldwyn Films
Movie Review

Harry Brown (2010)

MPAA Rating: R
Michael Caine, Harry Brown | RETIREE WITH A HANDGUN Michael Caine is mad as hell in Harry Brown
RETIREE WITH A HANDGUN Michael Caine is mad as hell in Harry Brown
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Limited Release: Apr 30, 2010; Rated: R; Length: 102 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Michael Caine and Emily Mortimer; Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Part punk-drab British art-house portrait of underclass despair, part bloody vigilante pic, Harry Brown is shakily held together by industrial-strength sound design and the expertly employed theatrics of Michael Caine in the title role. In the beginning, Brown is a lonely widower shuffling about in his dismal housing project; by the end, he's an energized gent who fights crime using brutal skills mastered as a soldier in Northern Ireland. Emily Mortimer winces throughout as the most depressed cop in all of England. C+

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Originally posted Apr 28, 2010